For our November meeting, we invited Robert Hale to discuss “How do wars affect coins?” His presentation discusses war coins from occupation to liberation as well as mint and metal changes caused by wars. You will learn about a war coin with a death threat, one with a Morse code message, and another made out of material akin to cardboard. In all Bob will share about 30 coins from his collection and relate the history and story of each.
Ken Swab will provide an insider’s report on how the resumption of commemorative coinage in 1982 began with the George Washington half dollar.
The July 10, 2018 program is MCCC’s fifth annual member bourse night. Members with items to sell or trade will be able to set up tables around the meeting room. There is no charge for a table and members are encouraged to bring guests. We will also have our usual member exhibits, raffle, door prizes, refreshments and our famous auction.
In what has become an annual tradition, MCCC welcomes Julian Leidman to our June meeting for his annual “State of Numismatics” discussion. Julian has been a professional numismatic dealer for over 45 years and has handled, developed, and sold many of the finest rare coin collections in the world. His insights into the numismatic profession, state of the industry, and what he sees coming in the near future always make for an interesting evening.
MCCC President Tom Betsock will speak the numismatic connection of General Richard Montgomery. Montgomery led American revolutionaries in invading Canada and capturing Montreal in November 1775, but he was killed in the unsuccessful assault on Quebec on December 31, 1775. Upon being informed of his death George Washington wrote, “America has sustained a heavy loss.”
Our April meeting will feature a talk by Calvin Mitchell, Assistant Curator of Philately for the U.S. Postal Museum. Mr. Mitchell will discuss his ongoing research into stamps honoring the U.S. Colored Regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers, and talk about stamp collecting in general. Most coin collectors collect or acquire philatelic items over time and this should help provide some inspiration for crossover collecting.